Skip to comments.2010's Hot Boy Baby Name Trend
Posted on 11/10/2010 6:06:04 PM PST by ransomnote
Rejecting the top names of the past century, more and more parents are choosing gender-neutral boys' names. SNIP
When sportswriter Peter Richmond, author of Badasses, was expecting his first son 25 years ago, he didnt want to name him Tom, after his father, or Burgess, after his grandfather, and he certainly didnt want to name the poor kid after himself.
Instead, Richmond and his wife wanted to give their son a name that was unmistakably male yet broke rank with all the masculine names that came before it. Robert, William, and John have dominated boy-baby naming since statisticians began keeping track. SNIP
Naming your kid Hunter or Breaker is like saying *expletive* you to the world that invented feminism, said Richmond. Its a desperate cry to hold onto an archaic and useless form of masculinity, whereas naming your kid Robert III after your grandfather who invented the flyswatter and bought the house in Newport is a very different kind of holding onto an outmoded form of masculinity.
(Excerpt) Read more at thedailybeast.com ...
“Our nontraditional boys’ names reflect our own desire to raise sons who will be as comfortable pushing dolls in strollers as pushing trucks.”
I’m fine with my oldschool “John Richard”.
By not naming you son a “man’s” name you turn him into faggot fodder.
If we had one, his name would have been James after my grandfather and her father.
But I’ve always thought “Lance” was a cool name for a boy...
Ouch! Don't put "SNIP" in right after mentioning "gender-neutral". It makes the boys want to crawl up into my abdomen to hide. :-)
My son has a classmate whose sibling was named Wolfgang Obama. Initials: WOW
Beowulf and Gunnar are on my list if my wife and I decide to have a third child.
Any solid Christian name works for me.
Heck, even “Christian”. That would sure piss off a lot of secular schoolteachers, to have to say the word “Christian” all day.
30 years ago when I named my son Jordan it was a boys name. NOW it’s been co-opted as a girls name.
That is one of the stupidest articles I’ve ever read.
This is one of the stupidist naming articles I’ve ever read.
She makes no mention of going back to the bible for many of the names - I mean, Elijah (for anyone who knows the story) is far from feminine. Why would you name a boy a feminine name anyway? It’s like saying, ‘I want my child to be confused and picked on”.
However, looking at the picture of the author, she does look a little confused to me. I was trying to figure out if she was a feminine man or a butch woman.
Ok I am shocked. But, was the child named when Obama was on the ascent? Will he be renamed ‘Clinton’ on the descent?
Beowulf Corpse? That better be one tough kid!
So they named their son "Tug".
I think there is a segment of the population out there who secretly want their boys to be gay because it’s a little cool in their circle.
“Beowulf Corpse? That better be one tough kid!”
Must you type such things when I have a mouth full of coffee????
Why excerpt the key fact?!
Their choice: Maxfield.
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